Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons

Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons

Are nuclear arsenals safe from cyberattack? Could terrorists launch a nuclear weapon through hacking? Are we standing at the edge of a major technological challenge to global nuclear order? These are among the many pressing security questions addressed in Andrew Futter’s groundbreaking study of the cyber threat to nuclear weapons.

provides the first ever comprehensive assessment of this worrying and little-understood strategic development, and it explains how myriad new cyber challenges will impact the way that the world thinks about and manages the ultimate weapon. The book cuts through the hype surrounding the cyber phenomenon and provides a framework through which to understand and proactively address the implications of the emerging cyber-nuclear nexus. It does this by tracing the cyber challenge right across the nuclear weapons enterprise, explains the important differences between types of cyber threats, and unpacks how cyber capabilities will impact strategic thinking, nuclear balances, deterrence thinking, and crisis management. The book makes the case for restraint in the cyber realm when it comes to nuclear weapons given the considerable risks of commingling weapons of mass disruption with weapons of mass destruction, and argues against establishing a dangerous norm of “hacking the bomb”.

The book is published by Georgetown University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

“Skillfully weaves the many threads binding cyberspace and the nuclear establishment… Strategists of all flavors, take note.” (Martin Libicki, author of Cyberspace in Peace and War)

“A must-read volume for anyone who cares about this perilous new threat to mankind.” (Bruce G. Blair, Princeton University)


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Listening Length 7 hours and 9 minutes
Author Andrew Futter
Narrator Martyn Swain
Audible.com Release Date February 06, 2021
Publisher University Press Audiobooks
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
Best Sellers Rank #283,424 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#31 in International Arms Control
#186 in Military Science
#308 in National & International Security (Audible Books & Originals)